Magdalene Gertrude Bentley

3 March 1897–22 April 1987 (Age 90)
Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States

The Life Summary of Magdalene Gertrude

When Magdalene Gertrude Bentley was born on 3 March 1897, in Sanford, Conejos, Colorado, United States, her father, John William Bentley, was 26 and her mother, Florina Cecelia Funk, was 18. She lived in Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Lewiston Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 22 April 1987, in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Bentley
Florina Cecelia Funk
Magdalene Gertrude Bentley
Eva Bentley
William Raymond Bentley

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established
Age 2
Mount Rainier was established as a state park on March 2, 1899 with legislation was signed by President McKinley. Mount Rainier is a volcanic peak surrounded by forests.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World
Age 24
Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, the chief of which are in Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and East and South Yorkshire. The placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Gertrude Bentley in household of John W Bentley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Bently in household of William Bently, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Magdalene G Bentley, "Washington Death Index, 1965-2014"

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